Emergency Medical Services

Cattaraugus County EMS insures the availability of adequately trained emergency responders and provide training for candidates for first responder courses and basic certified emergency medical technicians.

Emergency Medical Technician Training

Click here for the EMT Book Form

Quick Facts About EMT-B Training:

  • EMT-B Original class is approximately 148 hours in length
  • Class is usually divided up into three-hour segments on weekday evenings over a period of 3 - 4 months, sometimes weekend classes are scheduled
  • Minimum number of students required to hold a course is 16 people
  • The course costs $700.00 per original EMT-B student or $335.00 per refresher EMT-B student
    • This cost is typically covered by the St

Emergency Medical Classes

Cattaraugus County EMS is the CFR and EMT New York State Course Sponsor in the county.  This means that we coordinate and sponsor all CFR and EMT original and refresher training in Cattaraugus County.  Questions about and sign-ups for all CFR and EMT courses should be directed to the Office of Emergency Services by calling Robert Kuhn, County EMS Coordinator at (716) 938-2244.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) classes we offer:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Original and Refresher

  • Certified First Responder (CF

Instructions for EMS Certification - NYS DOH Reciprocity Packet

The following file is the NYS DOH EMS Reciprocity Packet which contains instructions for how to apply for reciprocal certification.

Department: Emergency Medical Services

Filed under: instructions

Verification of Membership in a NYS EMS Agency

The Verification of Membership in a NYS EMS Agency application form is to confirm that an applicant is a member of a NYS EMS Service.

Department: Emergency Medical Services

Filed under: Application

Application for Emergency Medical Services Certification

Download the application for Emergency Medical Services Certification from the New York State Department of Health.

If the applicant has a history of criminal convictions please be sure to contact Cattaraugus County Emergency Medical Services and read the following excerpt: Read more

Department: Emergency Medical Services

Filed under: Application

Emergency Medical Services


What is Emergency Medical Services (EMS)?

Emergency medical services are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing prehospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care, and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves. Read more

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